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tall
opposite of short
roadside
on the side of or next to the road
mountain slopes
the side of a mountain
one such tree
a similar tree
one such car
a similar car
courtyard
an area open to the sky (without a roof), but with walls surrounding it
shelter
protect
sheltering
protecting
peeping
looking at something through a small opening with curiousity
the theme
the defining idea or subject
end of lines
the last word of a line of poetry
rhythm
a uniform movement or sound with the same reoccurring pattern
to flow
to proceed smoothly and continuously. eg: water or music
identify
to recognise and establish a particular person or thing
personification
to give human qualities to an animal, plant, object or abstract idea. eg: 'With their feet in the earth And their heads in the sky' - this is personification because trees don't have feet or heads, but the poet chooses to help us imagine the trees as people so that we an become closer to nature and understand his ideas better.
presence
the state or fact of being present, as with others or in a place
as expressed by sth
as shown to us by sth
let us
please
'with their feet in the earth'
this line represents the roots of the tree
'and their heads in the sky'
this line represents the height of the tallest branches of the tree - they are very, very tall if they are in the sky
'the tall trees watch the clouds go by'
with this line the poet has personified the trees by making us imagine that they have eyes and are looking at the clouds in the sky
'when the dusk sends quickly the birds to rest'
this line uses personification to make us imagine that as the day ends and night falls, like a mother with her children, the sky tells the birds to go to bed and sleep
'the tall tress shelter them safe in a nest'
the poet implies that the trees chose to protect the birds from harm
'and then in the night with all the trees peeping the moon shines down on a world that's sleeping'
this line gives the trees the human quality of sight to tell us that during the night the the trees look through their branches to protect what is around them, we also imagine the world to be like a person who sleeps too
Eileen Mathias
the name of the poet
go by
move along
quickly
with haste
dusk
when day turns to night
dawn
when night turns to day
she sends quickly
she asks quickly (old English - poetic language)
safe
free from hurt, injury, danger or risk
to shine down
when light shines down from above
to convey a message
to communicate a message to sb
Coast Redwood (379.1 feet) California, USA
the tallest species of tree in the world
Australian Mountain Ash (326.8 feet) Tasmania, Australia
the 2nd tallest species of tree in the world
Coast Douglas Fir (326.1 feet) Oregon, USA
the 3rd tallest species of tree in the world
rain forest
a tropical forest, usually of tall, densely growing, broad-leaved evergreen trees in an area of high annual rainfall
empower
to give power to sb
phrase
group of words
a campaign
a course of activities for a specific purpose
disposal
the act of removing sth
manner
a way of doing
integrate
to bring together or incorporate (parts) into a whole
stanza
an arrangement of a certain number of lines, usually four or more, sometimes having a fixed length, meter, or rhyme scheme, forming a division of a poem
moonlit
by the light of the moon
travellers
people who move from place to place
panting
heavy breathing
puffing
heavy breathing
vivid
clear and bright
lend
give
commonly used
often used
associated
connected or related to sth
to fan
to make air circulate using an object and an up and down motion
an expression
a commonly used saying or metaphor
catchy
pleasing and easy to remember
rhyme schemes
the formal arrangement of rhymes in a stanza or a poem. The rhyme scheme is usually notated with lowercase letters of the alphabet eg: ababbcbcc
harmonious
in agreement
appreciate
to be grateful or thankful for
to add richness
to add depth and beauty
read out
to read out loud
stream
a steady flow of water smaller than a river
firm
stable in position
desire
a deep want or need
desired affect
the affect that was wanted
to visualise
to remember or form images in your mind
context
the set of circumstances or facts that surround a particular event, situation, piece of writing
co-exist
a policy to live peacefully